Did the Yeti call shotgun already? Well then he has to navigate, because we plan to go off-roading in the new 2012 Jeep® Wrangler and Liberty Arctic Editions. Inspired by grueling, sub-zero terrain, the Jeep Arctic models are the latest in a line of popular special-edition vehicles.
Like the Wrangler Sahara it is based on, the Arctic Edition Wrangler is available in classic two-door models or four-door Unlimited versions, and is powered by a 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6. Unique to the Wrangler Arctic Edition is an “Arctic Chill” ice blue paint job and a few Yeti-inspired touches.
The Arctic winter theme is immediately recognizable – Artic badges on the front fenders, a Yeti footprint decal over part of the driver’s side fender and hood, black hood decal, and Mopar® black fuel filler door and tail lamp guards. It also has the Rubicon tire package for handling in the snow – semi-gloss black 17-inch wheels shod with 32-inch tires.
The interior features grab handles finished in polar trim, slush mat with white Jeep lettering, a Yeti on the instrument cluster, Arctic embroidery on the seats – heated seats – and accent stitching on the steering wheel and arm rests. The seats also feature contrasting orange detailing to warm up the Arctic motif.
The Arctic Edition Liberty shares many of the same features as the Wrangler version, like blacked wheels and Arctic badges on the front fenders. The seats are covered in black vinyl with a Gortex embossment, and the inserts are Tectonic fabric with Polar White accents. And, like the Wrangler, the Liberty features that unique Arctic orange accent stitching. It’s available on Liberty Sport 4×4 models, and the Arctic decal on the hood is unique to Liberty.